As Peoria personal injury attorneys, the team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers appreciates what its like to be injured when another person or company is negligent. Our accident attorneys represent men, women and children with injuries related to accidents and injuries involving:
- Work injuries
- Nursing home neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Dog bites
An All-American City In The Heart of Illinois: Peoria
Being the “average American city” has made Peoria famous in a way. The three time awarded “All-American City” has went down in history as a depiction of what an average city in America should look like. In Vaudeville times, the saying was coined “Will it play in Peoria?, meaning that if an act could succeed there, due to its “average” audience, it could succeed anywhere. Peoria has taken pride in being a mainstream Midwest city and continues to be one of the larger cities in Illinois.
Oldest City In Illinois
Peoria out dates the surrounding towns as a settlement by several decades. French settlers first came to the area that would eventually become Peoria in 1680, about 50 years earlier than some of the other neighboring cities. They built a fort, which would later burn to the ground. However, the fort was rebuilt in 1813 as Fort Clark, which would later be renamed Peoria, from a Native American word that translates as “fat lake”. Likely due to its ago, Peoria is one of the few cities in Illinois, that sits in a County named after it, Peoria County.
The city of Peoria is home to a varied background of economic development, from alcohol distilleries to heavy machinery.
- Alcohol. At one point in it’s history, Peoria had the most distilleries of any town in the world, with 22 distilleries and many breweries in the mid 1800’s. At this point in history, there was more tax revenue generated from alcohol in Peoria than anywhere else in the country. When prohibition hit, it was also one of the largest bootlegging communities as well.
- Machinery. In the early 1900’s, Peoria was home one of the larger heavy machinery companies in the country. Caterpillar Tractor Co., which still has its headquarters in Peoria, was founded in 1925. They began manufacturing the well-known dozers in 1935.
- Farming. Peoria is fortunate to have very fertile ground and a centralized location that is ideal for the growing and shipment of farm crops and livestock.
Another smaller industry, bicycles, were exported all over the world from Peoria in the late 1800’s. It is touted that one of the bicycle manufacturers, Charles Duryea, was the first commercial gasoline-powered automobile in Peoria in 1893.
Medical Facilities in and Around Peoria
For the size of the city, Peoria has a large medical community. Healthcare makes up 25% of the cities economy. The city has three major hospitals and also is home to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois, St. Jude’s Research Hospital and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The three major hospitals are:
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue
Methodist Medical Center
221 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue
5409 North Knoxville Avenue
Historic City Hall Building
Peoria’s city hall is a beautiful German Renaissance style building that was built in 1897 and dedicated to the city in 1899. Open to the public Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, it is located at 419 Fulton Street in Peoria. To contact them by phone, the number is (309) 494-8523 or you can visit the city’s website at www.ci.peoria.il.us.
Central Illinois Courts Handling Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Matters in Peoria
When an accident occurs on the roads, a factory or at a medical facility, the injured person is entitled to compensation from the responsible party. When an incident occurs in Peoria, the matter may likely be filed at the Peoria County Courthouse. The Peoria courthouse is located at: 324 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602A Full Service Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Peoria, IL
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is proud to serve the community and residents of Peoria when they need legal advice or representation for a personal injury or in the case of medication errors or negligence. While you may wish to hire a local attorney for a routine speeding ticket or administrative hearing, when it comes to a situation involving serious injury or death, you and your family deserve to be represented by a law firm who has experience with your particular situation.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is proud to be referred to as a ‘lawyers lawyer’ meaning many attorneys from across the state of Illinois and throughout the country refer their complex medical negligence, construction accidents and auto accident cases to our office because they have confidence in the work we do and how we treat clients.
Our offices are located in Chicago but our lawyers are willing to make the drive to Peoria to meet with you and provide you with a consultation regarding your case. We work on a contingency fee arrangement that stipulates that unless we are able to secure a settlement or win your case, there is no fee you have to pay. We are available 24-hours a day and are here when you need us.
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